After-Hours Work in the Right-of-Way (ROW)

Street Transportation Services Impacted by Coronavirus 

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the City of Phoenix is closing certain offices to the public. Our goal is to continue providing excellent service to you while protecting against the spread of illness. Critical business can be done by appointment only.

For assistance or to make an appointment, please call Laura Farrell at 602-495-2047 during normal business hours.

These are necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This guidance will be updated as needed. We look forward to serving you in person as soon as we can.

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Phoenix City Code 23-14 requires a permit for work performed after-hours (7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from May 1 through September 30, and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from October 1 through April 30). Work of any kind in the city ROW that will cause noise levels to be higher than a minimal level (such as non-powered hand tools) will require written application and approval from the Street Transportation Department and concurrence from the Phoenix City Council Office(s) within the project limits.

The application and approval process is as follows:

  1. Completed application form and associated supplemental materials (Link) to be submitted to the Street Transportation Department at

  2. Initial review time averages 1-3 working days.

  3. If submitted application materials are found to be complete and granting the after-hours work in the ROW appears warranted and in the best interests of the public, the application materials will be forwarded by the Street Transportation Department Representative to the appropriate Phoenix City Council Office(s) for further review and concurrence (usually completed within 1 to 3 working days).

After Hours Work Approval-Application
After Hours Work Approval-Sample Aerial
After Hours Work Approval-Sample Flyer
Street Transportation After Hours Work Approval Policy 2018

Please direct all questions related to this process to Laura Farrell, Management Assistant for the Street Transportation Department at  602-495-2047 or